(Press Release) Jim Delgado Memorial Hospital (JDMH) Joins Baby and Family Expo 2014

Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital (JDMH) is one of the exhibitors that will participate in the 2nd Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on December 5 to 7, 2014, at the Hall 1 of SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

An estimated 1.8 million babies are born every year, placing the Philippines in the Top 20 of the fastest growing countries in the world! The growing new generation of parents will continue to drive the growth of the baby and maternity industry. The Baby & Family Expo is the biggest family expo in the Philippines that is dedicated to nurture family development and childcare. About 20,000 expecting couples, parents are expected to attend this big event in December 2014. The three-day Baby & Family Expo is the ultimate venue for all maternity, baby, early childhood and parenting needs featuring industry experts and celebrity parents, who will provide free seminars and fun-filled activities for the whole family!

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JDMH is a general hospital with complete 24-hour services for patients. The JDMH medical staff consists of active and visiting board-certified physicians, with a wide range of clinical specialties. For the past 66 years since 1948, JDMH has always been well-known for its Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternity services and medical care for women) and Pediatrics & Neonatology (Medical care for children and babies), which perfectly aligns with the theme of Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2014.

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So visit the JDMH Booth No. 13 (right in front of the Business Matching Area) along Pregnancy Avenue during the 2nd Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2014 ! For more information about JDMH, call 924-4051 to 65 and visit the JDMH website at www.jesusdelgadohospital.com. For more information about the Baby & Family Expo event, visit the website www.babyexpo.ph and www.facebook.com/BabyExpoPh .

 

See you at the Baby and Family Expo 2014, mommies!

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The Months That Went By In a Blur

I can’t believe it’s been weeks since I last blogged. I miss the blog so much, I felt like a stranger when I logged on to my dashboard. I was caught up in a spiral of endless responsibilities at home and deadlines at work, but in all the chaos I always managed to make time for my husband and Ethan.

My parents traveled out of the country and were gone for more than two weeks, and since they don’t like leaving the house to the help alone they asked me to stay over to manage the expenses and make sure the house was in one piece when they got back. I brought Ethan along and although it was nice having my mom’s helpers around I still missed our house, doing my own chores, cooking and cleaning. Who would’ve thought mamimiss ko yun?

Their trip was amazing – they went to Mexico, Canada, with a side trip to New York and New Jersey. It really was a business trip for my dad but he always brings my mom to these events. They got to visit Xenotes in Cancun and as part of the tour they had to ride the zip line, swim, jump off a 20 foot cliff and rapel down a cave! Whaaaat?! That doesn’t sound like my parents at all, but yeah they’ve got pictures to prove it. They also got to experience first day of snow in Canada. My mom, being a stay-at-home mom, has always wanted to go places and see the world, and I’m glad my dad is able to make that happen. The best thing about their trip was of course the pasalubong!

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Bracelets and a coin purse from Mexico
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Washi tapes from Canada

They also bought Ethan lots of new shirts from the outlet stores, and they got big sizes so that they could still fit him next year.

My uncle in Canada also gave us my cousins’ old books. I was so thrilled because I’ve been meaning to build up a book collection for Ethan!

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While my parents were on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, I was struggling at home to meet our monthly quota at work – October was our most challenging month. Though the first few weeks were extremely difficult, it eventually got better. However, we were still two bookings short of our goal. TWO BOOKINGS! It was a bit frustrating, so as soon as November arrived I worked my a$* off so I could book a lot as early as possible and increase our chances of meeting the month’s goal. You might be wondering what I’m actually trying to ‘book’, let’s just say it’s real estate related. It’s pretty tough, but I’m always trying my best.

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My washified hard drive – an attempt to relieve stress while working.

But enough about me.. what about Ethan? He’s still as precious as ever. He’s learning new things almost everyday, he’s one happy kid! Here’s a list of things he’s been up to:

  • He is perfecting his ” bye-bye” routine. Quick story. One morning I was randomly singing “Do You Want To Build A Snowman”, and when I got to “…do you want to build a snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowmaaaa—-“, Ethan suddenly blurted out “BYYYYEEE BYYYEEEE!!!!!”. I did not teach him that. Though it was a funny coincidence, I am saddened by the fact that he does not want to build a snowman with me. LOL.
  • He learned how to stack blocks. He has this set of blocks that he’s been ignoring for the longest time, he’s always focused on anything and everything with wheels. I decided to sit down and show him how to stack the blocks, which side went where and how to keep the stack steady. I was glad that he took interest in this activity. In two days, he managed to stack all the blocks on his own. Proud mommy moment. What’s funny though is that he always stacks a random toy at the top of the pile of blocks – like a cherry on a sundae. Adorable.

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  • He is now brave enough to go out the door. Before, he would just stare at us when we’d go out to throw the trash or do laundry. Now, he follows us outside – barefoot – and heads for the gate. And yes, he knows how to open the gate.
  • He is obsessed with Peppa Pig. Obsessed! It’s our fault though, because when we discovered the show my husband and I downloaded some episodes and got hooked ourselves. Yes, we were amused by the daily life of Peppa Pig and her friends and family. She’s a cheeky little pig. When he hears Peppa singing he’s all kilig and sometimes he even claps his hands! I now know all the lyrics to the songs Peppa and her friends sing, even the Bing Bong Song.

  • He knows the sound ducks make – all thanks to Peppa Pig! There are some episodes where ducks make an appearance on the show, and when they do, all they say is “Quack quack quack” (Silly me, what else are they supposed to say?). One morning while I was bathing Ethan, I remembered that I got a rubber duck from the freebies at the Fun Ranch Halloween Party. I handed it to him and he inspected it for a few seconds, then said “Kak kak kak!”. At first I thought it was plain gibberish. As he kept repeating the words “Kak kak kak”, I finally realized he was trying to say “Quack quack quack”! Too cute!
  • I also noticed how he tries to copy dances he sees on TV, like when he’s watching Hi5. When I see him doing this I immediately dance along with him to encourage him to continue what he’s doing. Sometimes, when we’re at my parent’s house, I’d ask him to dance by clapping a beat and saying the word “dance”, and he usually responds with either a cute baby dance or he just turns around in circles until he’s dizzy.

Whew! This has turned into a really long post. I sure missed this. I have so much more stories to tell you! They’ll have to wait though for another day. Dirty diapers are calling! A big shout out my fellow bloggers at Mommy Bloggers Philippines, I miss you mommies!

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Glorietta Midnight Madness Sale 70% Off – Nov 28-30, 2014

The Yuletide season is upon us, and you know what that means – mall sales left and right! What’s awesome about sales is that you get to buy stuff at ridiculously great deals, which brings me to tell you about an awesome mall sale you cannot miss out on!

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Aside from the 70% Discounts, Glorietta will also be having FLASH Sales (1 hour) which will be give you 20% more discount, meaning you can get the items you want 90% off the price. It’s almost FREE!

November 28 : 12-1PM
November 29: 11-12PM
November 30: 7-8PM

Participating stores will have posters of the FLASH SALE so make sure you watch out for them!

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In line with the holidays, Glorietta will be extending its mall hours so that everyone can enjoy their Christmas shopping, literally until they drop!

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Share this good news to your friends and peers! Follow @iloveglorietta and use these hashtags #‎glorietta‬ ‪#‎iloveglorietta‬ ‪#‎MakeChristmasMoreMeaningful‬ #FlashSale #GloriettaFlashSale

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“Easy-palit with #HuggiesPantsUp”

After Ethan hit one, he has become more active than ever. I don’t call him my Little Troublemaker for nothing! Being the explorer that he is, he loves climbing, running around and crawling into tiny spaces. Keeping up with him isn’t easy, especially during diaper changes! As soon as I remove his diaper, he takes off and refuses to be pinned down to be changed. Luckily, my mom bought us a pack of Huggies Dry Pants one day for us to try, and I have to say, changing diapers has become a breeze! Feet in, pants up and we’re good to go! No more chasing and struggling during diaper changes – and the best part is – he stay’s dry and comfy all throughout playtime.

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As a Huggies Dry Pants convert, I was so excited to find out that Huggies and Nuffnang will be holding a contest for a chance to win a year-long supply of Huggies Dry Pants!

You read that right – a YEAR-LONG supply!

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Alright! Pants up, moms and dads! All you have to do is upload a 15 second Instagram video of your baby dancing to the Huggies Dry Pants Jingle and blog about the contest, including mechanics and prizes in your post. It’s that easy! Don’t forget to like and tag Huggies Philippines and Nuffnang!

Head on to blog.nuffnang.com.ph for details and mechanics.

It’s that simple and fun to get a chance to win your baby a year’s stash of Huggies Dry Pants. I’ll be joining too and I can’t wait to share our video to you guys, it’s coming real soon! I simply can’t pass up the chance to save big on diapers, can I? The overnight hotel accommodation and spa gift certificates are also tempting. The husband and I need a treat, too!

Your videos must be posted on or before October 31, and winners will be announced on November 4.

Don’t miss this chance to win these awesome prizes! Join now and let’s show everyone how our babies can groove in their Huggies Dry Pants! Good luck!

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Dyson Cool Fan: Bladeless Fan, Powerful Airflow

As an asthmatic, I try my best to keep the house free of dust. No matter how hard I try though, dust is everywhere. My asthma is not easily triggered by dust though, but there are days when I my lungs go haywire and I’m stuck with my nebulizer for days.

When I found out that Ethan was exhibiting signs of skin asthma, his pediatrician set my expectations that there is a likely chance that he will have asthma, too. I was so bummed, because I knew he got it from me. So now I need to keep the house extra free from dust, for myself and for Ethan.

One of the most annoying things around the house that easily attracts dust is the electric fan. You know what I mean – when the blades and the back frame of the fan are full of dust and you can barely feel any air at all. I admit that I sometimes, or rather often, I put off cleaning the fan – because I hate it. You have to disassemble the frame, clean everything and put it all together again. It not the most fun chore in the world.

While I was at Blogapalooza 2014, a particular booth caught my attention because of this contraption.

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This, my friends, is a Dyson Cool Fan.

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